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Chilly temps at Mount Rainier

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Dec. 7, 2009 at 10:53 am with No Comments »
December 7, 2009 10:53 am

For a change, even sitting in our chilly office seems to be a better option than being at Mount Rainier National Park.

Here are some temperature and wind readings from the park in the last day.

Paradise: At 6 a.m. today it was -1 degree, with maximum wind of 36 mph. That’s a wind chill of -21 degrees.

Camp Muir: At 11 a.m. Sunday it was -6 degrees with maximum wind speeds hitting 84 mph. That’s a wind chill of -46 degrees.

At 7 p.m, the temperatures had fallen to -13 degrees, but the wind speed dropped to 32 mph, creating a wind chill of -44 degrees.

So, despite the seemingly cold air blowing down my neck from the vent above my pod, I can’t imagine the wind chill is much lower than 10 degrees.

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